Genetically Modified Organisms
By: Emily Tepera
What is a Genetically Modified Organism?
A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.
Genetically modified plants have shown certain health benefits. Foods such as low-calorie sugar beets and oils with lower levels of saturated fats have helped people lose weight. Other foods have better nutritional values.
If the plants are already resistant to the predators, by using genetic engineering, then farmers will not have to use fertilizers or pesticides which ruin the environment.
Keep up with the population?
By using genetic modification, farmers can produce more food. Having more food will help to keep the growing population fed.